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Magee, Keane and Di Vaio up for MVP honors
by Paul Kennedy, November 21st, 2013 12:10AM
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[MLS AWARDS] The finalists have been named for 2013 MLS awards, including Mike Magee and Robbie Keane, who began the season as teammates at the LA Galaxy, and Italian Marco Di Vaio of the Montreal Impact, the three finalists for Volkswagen Most Valuable Player. For all the awards:

The finalists earned the most votes in polling of three voting groups: current MLS players,  MLS clubs (coaches, technical directors, chief business officers and PR/community relations) and media members who covered MLS regularly in 2013.

The first winners will be announced on Monday.
 
This season’s most outstanding individual plays will be honored on Dec. 5 when the AT&T Goal of the Year and the Save of the Year are announced. Voting for the Goal and Save of the Year is conducted at MLSsoccer.com.
 
Volkswagen Most Valuable Player Finalists
Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)
Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
Mike Magee (Chicago Fire)

Soccer America: Ridge Mahoney's pick

Defender of the Year Finalists
Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)
Jose Goncalves (New England Revolution)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)

Soccer America: Ridge Mahoney's pick

Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Finalists
Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

AT&T Rookie of the Year Finalists
Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids)
Dillon Powers (Colorado Rapids)
DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)

Soccer America: Ridge Mahoney's pick

Newcomer of the Year Finalists
Jose Goncalves (New England Revolution)
Nigel Reo-Coker (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)

Soccer America: Ridge Mahoney's pick

Comeback Player of the Year Finalists
Kevin Alston (New England Revolution)
Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union)
Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders)

Coach of the Year Finalists
Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake)
Mike Petke (New York Red Bulls)
Caleb Porter (Portland Timbers)

Soccer America: Ridge Mahoney's pick

Xbox Individual Fair Play Finalists*
Jalil Anibaba (Chicago Fire)
Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake)
Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers)
 
*Selected by MLS based on objective criteria such as fouls committed, cards received, games & minutes played, as well as subjective evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.
 
Xbox Team Fair Play Finalists*
Houston Dynamo
LA Galaxy
Vancouver Whitecaps
 
*Selected by MLS based on objective criteria such as fewest fouls committed, cards received, and on subjective evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.
 
MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year Finalists
Jeb Brovsky (Montreal Impact)
Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Matt Reis (New England Revolution)
 
Referee of the Year Finalists
Ismail Elfath
Hilario Grajeda
Baldomero Toledo
 
Assistant Referee of the Year Finalists
Frank Anderson
Bill Dittmar
Kermit Quisenberry


1 comment
  1. Rodolfo Rubio
    commented on: November 21, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.
    Di Vaio can go to hell with the way he acted last game against Dynamo. I'll give MVP to Keane.

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